Bright source of everlasting love

Bright source of everlasting love

Author: James Boden
Tune: MARLOW
Published in 69 hymnals

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1 Bright source of everlasting love!
To thee our souls we raise;
And to thy matchless bounty rear
A monument of praise.

2 Thy mercy gilds the path of life
With ev'ry cheering ray;
Kindly restrains the rising tear,
Or wipes that tear away.

3 When, sunk in guilt, our race approach'd
The borders of despair;
Thy grace through Jesus' blood proclaim'd
A free salvation near.

4 What shall we render, bounteous Lord,
For all the grace we see?
Alas! the goodness worms can yield
Extendeth not to thee.

5 To tents of wo, to beds of pain,
Our cheerful feet repair;
And, with the gifts thy hand bestows,
Relieve the mourners there.

6 The widow's heart shall sing for joy;
The orphan shall be glad;
And hung'ring souls we'll gladly point
To Christ the living bread.

7 Thus, passing through this vale of tears,
Our useful light shall shine;
And others learn to glorify
Our Father's name divine.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #128

Author: James Boden

Boden, James, was born April 13, 1757, in the house at Chester long occupied by Matthew Henry, and educated for the Congregational Ministry at Homerton College. In 1784 he became the pastor of the Independent Chapel, Hanley; and, in 1796, of the Queen's Street Chapel, Sheffield. This last charge he held for nearly 43 years. He died at Chesterfield, June 4, 1841. In 1801 he assisted Dr. Williams, of the Masborough Theological College, near Sheffield, in compiling A Collection of above Six Hundred Hymns designed as a New Supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms & Hymns, &c, Doncaster, 1801. This collection is known as Williams and Boden, and to it is traced the anonymous modern version of "Jerusalem, my happy home" (q.v.). To this collection Boden co… Go to person page >

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Author: James Boden

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #128

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #551

A Selection of Hymns #d30

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A Selection of Hymns: designed as a supplement to the "psalms and hymns" of the Presbyterian church #374

Chapel Hymns #d75

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d149

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Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #349

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H660

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #660

Hymns and Tunes for Home Worship #d27

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #811

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #354

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #354

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #354

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #354

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #213

Parish Psalmody #d94

Parish Psalmody #d96

Psalmista: or, Choir Melodies #d35

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d102

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H603

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Seamen's Hymns #349

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d82

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #206

The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d77

The Christian Hymnal #d81

The Christian Hymnist #d68

The Christian Psalter #d75

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #940

The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d67

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The Lyrica: a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, adapted to general use #459

The Olive Branch #d14

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The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #743

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The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #743

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d110

The Sacred Lute #d39

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d102

Virginia Selection of Psalms #d61

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